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Another company said that our foundation was too far gone and needed to be replaced. That’s when we found Regional Foundation Repair. They saved us thousands! Great service, will recommend!

Andrew Y. | October 18, 2021


We’ve had water in our basement countless times since we moved in. Greg from Regional Foundation Repair spent a few days installing a waterproofing system and bam - no issues since! Thank you so much RFR!

Eddie W. | October 15, 2021


Finally a foundation company that responds, gets the job done, and includes an actual warranty for the work! Will use RFR again, and recommending to friends and family.

Jessica B. | October 12, 2021


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Another company said that our foundation was too far gone and needed to be replaced. That’s when we found Regional Foundation Repair. They saved us thousands! Great service, will recommend!

Andrew Y. | Oct 18, 2021


We’ve had water in our basement countless times since we moved in. Greg from Regional Foundation Repair spent a few days installing a waterproofing system and bam - no issues since! Thank you so much RFR!

Eddie W. | Oct 15, 2021


Finally a foundation company that responds, gets the job done, and includes an actual warranty for the work! Will use RFR again, and recommending to friends and family.

Jessica B. | Oct 12, 2021


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Austin, Texas is an increasingly desirable place to live, owing to its affordable housing, rapid development, and warm weather. However, living in the city isn’t without its potential for problems. Unfortunately, home foundations in Austin are at very high risk of damage, sometimes costing homeowners tens of thousands of dollars in repair cost Regional Foundation Repair is one of the nation’s largest provider of foundation repair service. We have 1,000s of expert technicians ready right now in Austin. Our pros have years of experience and are familiar with the nuances of Austin soil conditions so you can be sure your foundation gets fixed the right way the first time. Gone are the days of worrying about shoddy craftsmanship, overpriced service, and unqualified pros. During the job, our technicians are trained to explain their progress throughout the day and clean up properly before leaving the jobsite. Depending on the availability of our technicians, we can generally get your job scheduled within 2 days. To start the process just submit your information in our form and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours with a pricing quote! In some cases we may need more detail to properly quote your project, so we will reach out via phone to schedule a free onsite inspection. Depending on your location we also offer virtual quotes! For your benefit, we’re going to go over the underlying problems in Austin that put foundations at such a high risk of experiencing issues. We’ll also discuss common symptoms of damage under your home, how to identify them, and the average cost of repairing them properly.

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  • Thank you Regional Foundation Repair! They scheduled an appointment for last minute. Got a quick assessment and then after the technician (can't remember his name) explained the entire process to us in a way that felt very simple and straight forward. He was very honest and transparent with the repairs we needed. We found their estimate to be very reasonable compared to the other quotes we received. When the crew came out, they were very professional and explained their progress throughout the job. As expected, they cleaned up everything at the end of the day and the tech caught up with me to make sure the work was completed to my satisfaction. We had a lot of questions and they were very responsive. We've had an excellent experience with RegionalFoundationRepair from start to finish!
    - Erica J.
  • After a horrible experience on Yelp, I found this site and within minutes had quotes in hand. I scheduled my appointment and within 2 weeks the job was done below what I budgeted for. No more wet basement. Love it. Will recommend RegionalFoundation to friends and family.
    - Suja K.
  • Love these guys. They are professional, punctual, and saved me $1,000's explaining exactly what my foundation problem was and what I needed. Other companies were trying to sell me on the bells and whistles pushing services I didn't really need. These guys were transparent and the pricing for the job came out about $500 less then the other quotes.
    - Dan T.

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  • National Average: $4,499
  • Typical Range: $2,008 - $7,039
  • Low End - High End: $495 - $13,000

RECENT REQUESTS FOR FOUNDATION REPAIR SERVICES

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/20/2021

    Location: Austin, TX

    Description: We are seeing the beginning of signs of foundation issues, would like to see if our suspicion is correct

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Austin, TX

    Description: Bulge out and cracked brick has been evaluated by 2 companies and I was told the foundation was stable, but I see a serious drainage problem and my back yard has become a mud slide. Without repairs to the side yard drainage and back yard mud I think I'm headed for disaster and can't get advise or implement a grading plan to hold my soil around the foundation. I'm obviously not an expert, but something caused the bricks to crack and the bulge out and I want to take corrective action. Can you help with this problem?

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/19/2021

    Location: Austin, TX

    Description: our front porch/ entrance way is sinking. house is on a slab that has had piers put in. No piers were put on the front porch.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/16/2021

    Location: Austin, TX

    Description: House on piers needs leveling- floors are buckling and walls are cracking. Need a quote Please send a text - I have bad phone reception here.

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/13/2021

    Location: Austin, TX

    Description: I have a tree root that has entered a broken 3' Y connection about 20' from the edge of my slab. Need to excavate to that fitting, can you give me a rough estimate based on no solid rock ? Thanks

  • Foundation Repair

    Date of Request: 10/11/2021

    Location: Austin, TX

    Description: The slab has broken away from the corner of my house in the front, and in the back there is a fairly large sized crack in the slab on the corner.

  • Does Foundation Movement Affect Austin, Texas?

    Foundation movement is a significant risk in central Texas. Homes in Austin, San Antonio, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Buda, Burnet, Del Valle, Waco, Liberty Hill, Georgetown, and other cities in the surrounding area are prone to severe damage due to the geology and weather in the area.

  • What Causes Foundation Problems In Houston, Texas?

    Numerous factors are at play that make foundation damage such a prevalent problem in the Austin area. We’ll discuss each of the primary causes of under-home problems below and offer some insight into the damage to which each can contribute.

    Challenging Soil

    Austin is plagued with a variety of problematic soils that all put foundations at risk of damages. Much of the city east of I-35 is built on highly expansive soil, including Houston Black. Houston Black is considered one of the most expansive soils in the country and is characterized by a high absorption rate and swelling when it gets wet. Expansive clay soil is detrimental for foundations for a few reasons. Clay-rich dirt grows in volume when it gets wet from runoff. After rainfall, the lateral and upward movement created by the ground’s swelling can put immense pressure on your foundation walls and concrete slab. The stress typically leads to cracks forming in the concrete and the loss of structural integrity. Clay soil also shrinks when it dries, so it can pull away from your foundation and leave sections of your home unsupported when runoff soaks deeper into the ground or evaporates. Your concrete relies on the surrounding soil for rigidity and strength, so the unsupported portions can crack and sink into the ground more rapidly than the rest of your house. Lastly, expansive soil contributes to water intrusion and moisture build-up under your home because it holds runoff against your concrete for more extended periods. The longer runoff interacts with your foundation, the more likely it is to soak through the pores or settling cracks and lead to water damage and humid air in your crawlspace or basement. Conversely, the area of the city west of I-35 – referred to as the Edwards Plateau region – has very thin soil with rapid drainage. The silty and sandy dirt found here is prone to underground erosion as runoff moves through it. This movement can contribute to differential settling, as the erosion rarely occurs uniformly under and around your house.

    Wet Season & Flood

    Austin and much of Texas experiences a wet season, during which time the chance of rainfall on a given day is significantly higher than the rest of the year. From around April to September, Austin sees a higher percentage of its 45 annual inches of rain. Frequent and heavy rainfall contributes to all of the issues with the area’s problematic soils, as the runoff keeps the ground wet and is more likely to create hydrostatic pressure on your concrete. The wet season also leaves homes more prone to water intrusion and differential settling. The soils in the region also contribute to issues with flooding. In fact, Austin is considered one of the most likely cities in the entire country to experience flash floods. Floods are especially problematic for home foundations because they contribute to the damage that expansive soil causes, and it also exposes your concrete to an abundance of runoff, which can, in turn, soak into your crawlspace or basement.

    Frequent Drought

    Austin regularly experiences moderate-to-severe drought, with some type of dry spell affecting the city nearly every single year. Extreme drought historically occurs about once every decade. Wet expansive soil can cause severe foundation damage, but dry soil is just as problematic. During these periods of little or no rain in Austin, the ground has ample time to dry completely, allowing the soil to shrink to its minimal volume possible. The cycle of a wet season and frequent drought creates an abundance of ground movement and differential settling, both of which can be crippling for your home’s foundation and its structural integrity.

    Housing Boom

    The housing boom and increased desirability in Austin have led to widespread development in the area. Contractors dig out the land to pour the foundation for a home and backfill the area afterward. The earth needs to be compacted significantly after the foundation is poured. This helps prevent rapid settling and combat issues with expansive soil in eastern Austin and the loose soil in the western parts of the city. Unfortunately, some builders take shortcuts during new construction in an effort to keep up with demand. This means that new housing can sometimes be rushed and be more prone to ground movement and differential settling over the years. contractor pouring the foundation

  • What Are The Signs of Basement Foundation Damage In Austin, Texas?

    The numerous underlying causes of foundation damage in Austin can bring about a variety of symptoms throughout your house. We’ll discuss the common signs of an under-home problem below, as well as the likely cause of each.

    Cracks in Your Foundation

    Harmless foundation cracks occur in most homes from natural settling, but others indicate significant structural damage. It will be most helpful to discuss these separately, based on their location and size.

    Vertical Wall Cracks or Floor Cracks

    Thin cracks that run vertically on your concrete block walls or span out on your crawlspace or basement floor are usually a result of typical concrete settlement. They generally don’t signify structural problems. However, they can allow water into your home, so they should be sealed by a foundation repair company. Vertical wall cracks that grow to over ⅛” wide will likely require a more intensive seal to prevent further separation and water issues. Floor cracks that grow to wider than ⅛” or are uneven from one side to the other usually indicate differential settling. You may notice sloping or unlevel floors in your crawlspace or basement if this damage occurs. These floor gaps often require structural repair.

    Horizontal Wall Cracks

    Crawlspace or basement wall cracks that run parallel to your slab result from inward pressure from water-soaked soil outside. This type of damage is typically structural and requires stabilization before total foundation failure occurs.

    Stair-Step Cracks

    Step-shaped cracks in your concrete block wall occur when differential settling of the earth leaves portions of your foundation without the support it needs. The concrete cracks under the weight of your home and sinks into the ground. Differential settling commonly necessitates structural repair and stabilization from underneath.

    Bowing Foundation Walls

    If the expansive soil in Austin absorbs runoff and swells, it places added weight on your foundation walls. This stress, called hydrostatic pressure, can cause your foundation walls to bulge inward. The pressure will lead to horizontal cracking if the concrete can’t continue to flex with the expanding earth.

    Moist or Wet Basement

    Lastly, water intrusion and moisture build-up under the home are prevalent issues in Austin because of the challenging soil, flood risk, and wet season. Homeowners experiencing these problems often notice water pooling under their homes, water dripping in through wall cracks, and water damage to building materials like insulation and framing. water pooling under the home If water vapor is coming into your home or the water intrusion is less severe, you may only notice signs of moisture build-up in your crawlspace or basement. These signs include damp air and musty odors upon entering the space, mold growth on the walls, insect or rodent infestation, and efflorescence, which is a deposit of minerals on the concrete following water intrusion. You may notice some signs of foundation moisture issues in your living space as well, as the air under your home integrates into your upper floors in a process called the stack effect. If mold spores seep into your home from your basement, you may notice allergy symptoms like itchy eyes or sneezing. Humidity moving into your living space can make the temperature feel more extreme. As such, you may find that your home is less comfortable than usual, or your utility bill is higher if you compensate for the humid air with your air conditioning.

  • How to Find Signs of Foundation Damage In Austin, Texas?

    Homeowners in Austin should be able to identify foundation issues soon after they form, as getting them fixed quickly can reduce your repair costs and mitigate the property damage they cause. Below, we’ll share some tips on how you can find problems under your house before they become severe.

    Inspect Your Foundation Regularly

    The best way to monitor changes and budding damages to the concrete under your home is to carry out your own foundation inspection about once every three or four months. You can begin outside and look for cracks or crumbling on the concrete that’s visible about the ground. Most symptoms will be more evident inside, provided you don’t have a slab foundation. Head under your home if you have a crawlspace, basement, or pier and beam foundation, and continue looking for cracks in your walls and slab. While you’re under your house, keep an eye out for efflorescence, mold growth, damp or heavy air, signs of a pest infestation, and musty odors.

    Inspect Your Living Space

    Your home’s framing relies on the foundation for rigid and level support, so foundation movement typically exhibits symptoms inside your house as well. Look for drywall cracks around doors and windows, cracks in the sheetrock around the corners of rooms, nails popping out of the walls, bulging walls, and doors and windows getting stuck. The floor joists sit directly on your foundation and are the most likely parts of your framing to get damaged first. As such, inspect the flooring in each of your rooms for bowing, buckling, or sloping. You can use a long level to test how flat they are.

    Inspect the Outside of Your Home

    Lastly, check your home’s exterior and landscaping for signs of foundation or soil problems. Look for sagging or wavy roofing, a leaning or crumbling chimney, and cracking in your stucco, brick, or stone siding. During your yard inspection, keep an eye out for leaning retaining walls, visibly cracked dirt, and gaps between the earth and your foundation. These can all indicate that you have expansive soil issues on your property, and they could damage your foundation if it isn’t equipped with a basement waterproofing system. We recommend that you check your lawn for puddles after flooding or heavy rainfall, as these are signs that your yard doesn’t have adequate drainage to protect your foundation.

  • Cost of Basement Foundation Repair In Austin, Texas?

    Most homeowners in Austin pay around $5,000 for foundation repair services. However, the total cost can range from as little as $250 to over $20,000, depending on the severity of the damage and whether the repair includes a warranty. We’ll break down the pricing of inpidual foundation repair projects common in Austin below.

    Cost to Seal Small Cracks

    Thin vertical wall cracks and hairline floor cracks typically just require sealing with a high-quality epoxy or polyurethane. Most foundation repair specialists charge between $250 and $750 for this service, depending on the crack’s size.

    Cost to Fix Sinking Foundations or Stair-Step Cracks

    Differential settlement issues – including stair-step wall cracks and uneven or wide floor cracks – are often best treated with underpinning. This process involves a concrete repair expert installing supportive push piers under your home to add structure where the soil has shrunk away from the concrete. The total cost varies from around $3,000 to over $20,000, depending on how many piers you need and whether your situation calls for cheaper steel piers or more expensive helical options.

    Cost to Fix Horizontal Cracks or Bowing Foundation Walls

    Most foundation repair contractors use earth anchors to repair damages caused by excessive hydrostatic pressure, including horizontal cracks and inward bowing of the foundation walls. Earth anchors can pull your wall back to its original position and help keep it upright in the event of future inward stresses from the surrounding soil. Earth anchors average around $1,000 each for materials and the installation. Most walls require three to five anchors for a total project price of $3,000 to $5,000. The anchors are expensive, but many come with a lifetime warranty. Some contractors use carbon fiber support strips on bowing foundation walls to prevent further inward movement. These are more cost-effective at an average of $2,000, but it’s not as permanent of a repair. As such, most homeowners opt to get the proper solution done the first time around.

    Cost to Waterproof Your Basement or Crawl Space

    Water intrusion and moisture build-up in Austin basements and crawlspaces are prevalent problems because of the expansive soil, frequent flooding, and rain during the wet season. The best option to end water or moisture problems is typically a basement waterproofing system. The system can vary in price from around $2,500 to $10,000, with an average cost of approximately $5,000. The system can include several methods to limit water intrusion and build-up, including an exterior drainage system, sump pumps, dehumidifiers, vapor barriers, crawlspace encapsulation, and more. basement waterproofing system. The efficacy of a basement system will largely be determined by how comprehensive it is and the quality of the work. As such, we recommend choosing a foundation repair company with years of experience that is accredited by the better business bureau.